Early adiposity rebound in childhood and risk of Type 2 diabetes in adult life

@article{Dr2003EarlyAR,
  title={Early adiposity rebound in childhood and risk of Type 2 diabetes in adult life},
  author={J. G. Eriksson Dr. and Tom J. Forsen and Jaakko Tuomilehto and Clive Osmond and David P. Barker},
  journal={Diabetologia},
  year={2003},
  volume={46},
  pages={190-194}
}
Aims/hypothesis. Type 2 diabetes is associated with a small body size at birth and a high BMI in adult life. The aim of our study was to assess the associations between Type 2 diabetes and birth size, infant growth and age at adiposity rebound. Methods. We carried out a longitudinal study of 8760 subjects born in Helsinki during 1934 to 1944. On average, they had 18 measurements of height and weight between birth and 12 years of age. In western countries BMI usually decreases after the age of… CONTINUE READING